Meaning of RAG in English

RAG

transcription, транскрипция: [ ræg ]

( rags)

1.

A rag is a piece of old cloth which you can use to clean or wipe things.

He was wiping his hands on an oily rag.

N-VAR

2.

Rags are old torn clothes.

There were men, women and small children, some dressed in rags.

N-PLURAL

3.

People refer to a newspaper as a rag when they have a poor opinion of it. ( INFORMAL )

‘This man Tom works for a local rag,’ he said.

N-COUNT [ disapproval ]

4.

see also ragged

5.

You use rags to riches to describe the way in which someone quickly becomes very rich after they have been quite poor.

His was a rags-to-riches story and people admire that.

PHRASE

6.

If you describe something as a red rag to a bull , you mean that it is certain to make a particular person or group very angry. ( mainly BRIT )

This sort of information is like a red rag to a bull for the tobacco companies.

PHRASE : v-link PHR , like PHR

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